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Fairfax City man arrested for La. murder

A Fairfax City man, originally from Lafayette, La., and who returned there regularly, went back for a court hearing this month and was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder.

Timothy Falgout, 50, a Pizza Hut delivery driver, was fatally stabbed in Lafayette in March and his wallet taken.

arichards.JPGInvestigators found the knife used in the killing, according to records filed in Fairfax County this week, and found blood from two different people besides Falgout. Deputies allege that one of the blood samples was matched through DNA records to Aaron Richards, 34, who lives in an apartment on Gainsborough Court, just off Jermantown Road in Fairfax City. The other belonged to an unidentified female, court records state.

Richards had been arrested in Lafayette last year for attacking and robbing a young woman, Lt. Craig Stansbury of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. He had a court hearing on that case Aug. 5 in Lafayette.

Investigators decided to see whether he would appear, Stansbury said, and he did. He was arrested.

Deputies subsequently arrested another man from Lafayette, Marcus Feast, and alleged that he was the getaway driver in the attack on Falgout. Stansbury said Feast confessed to his role, but said he was not involved in the stabbing.

Investigators continued to try to determine who the second, unidentified DNA sample came from on the knife that killed Falgout. So they approached Richards's wife, who also lives in Fairfax City and had traveled to Louisiana with Richards, but Stansbury said she declined to provide a sample.

This week, Fairfax City police obtained a search warrant and took a sample of the woman's DNA for Lafayette investigators. She has not been charged in the case.

-- Tom Jackman

By Tom Jackman  |  August 25, 2010; 6:10 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , Homicide , Tom Jackman  
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